A design called ‘The Seagull and the Windbreak’ by a:b:i:r architects, with designer Peter Francis Lewis, has won of the Boscombe Beach hut contest
The scheme for disabled beach users was ‘unanimously’ selected ahead of eight finalists (see story below) and will be built west of Boscombe Pier, adjacent to Coasters restaurant near Bournemouth.
Describing the scheme, Peter Francis Lewis of Brighton-based designers AEREA said: ‘The seagull is represented by the canopy roof, each wing covering a pair of semi-detached beach huts. The curved horizontal bands of the exterior take their cue from the classic windbreak.’
The £100,000 scheme is being funded by CABE as part of the Sea Change culture-led investment programme aimed at tackling rundown resorts.
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Boscombe beach hut finalists announced
Eight practices have been shortlisted for four disabled accessible beach huts at Boscombe beach, Bournemouth
The eight proposals were shortlisted from 173 entries which came from as far as Japan, China, USA and Peru. The finalists include:
• ‘Point of View’ by Liebermann, Hinsch, Nolte and Schwanitz
• ‘Alexandrina’ by Studio Weave
• ‘Boscombe Boardwalk’ by Trehearne Architects
• ‘Bomo’ by Reinier De Jong Architecture and Design
• ‘Crop’ by MAak
• ‘How many ice cream sticks to make a beach hut? 110’ by Ryan Von Ruben Architects
• ‘Sand, Shell, Rope and Pebble’ by The Goddard Partnership
• ‘The Seagull and The Windbreak’ by Peter Francis Lewis
The scheme is part of the Boscombe Sea Change project, a government-funded initiative for the UK’s only purpose-designed disabled accessible beach huts.
As of Monday 3 August, all runner up beach hut model entries will be on public display in shop windows throughout the Royal Arcade, Boscombe and will remain there until the end of September. The eight short-listed models will only be available to view on Monday because they will have to be removed to be used as part of the final selection process.
The winning design will be announced in September and will be completed to the west of Boscombe Pier, next to Coaster restaurant, in time for the 2010 season.